Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/04/04

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Subject: [Leica] IMG Giants
From: luisripoll at (Lluis Ripoll)
Date: Sat, 4 Apr 2009 20:01:26 +0200
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Hi Felix,

I think very interesting this p?sting to document a tradition, as far  
as I know, only from Spain. I've heard the origin was after the feudal  
times, contrasting the people and the powerful men.

Maybe this tradition exist too in South America (Spanish culture  
influence), and I don't know if in other countries of the South of  
Europe. Somebody has posted pictures of the "Morris Dance" (in U.K. or  
Scotland), when I've saw the pictures I said this was the same dance  
as the Catalan ("Ball de bastons" / "Baile de palos o estacas"), and  
he explain me that this dance had probaby the same origin, the  
original name was "Danza de los moros" derivate in the use to  
"Morris"... Do yiu know another interesting history? In London there a  
place called "Elephant and Castle", this don't minds anything, in the  
place it was a tower where it was prisonnier "El Infante de Castilla",  
also a pronunciation derivation.

Thanks for open a window to the world,

Saludos cordiales

El 03/04/2009, a las 15:16, F?elix L?opez de Maturana escribi?:

> In the holidays of the villages the presence of "giants" and  
> "bigheaded" is habitual to entertain the children. Here is an image  
> of the giants without their tenants.
> As alwas C$C are welcome.
> Felix
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